My child is just a week old and I've noticed that he is crying all the time when he is awake and we are not holding him.
If we hold him he usually calms down but the longer we don't hold him the harder it is to calm him down. He also behaves rather nervously and seems to have some kind of anxiety. When he is crying he usually scrambles to put his fingers in his mouth but sometimes the only thing which calms him down is breastfeeding.
If I put him down while he is awake he immediately resumes crying. If he falls asleep and we put him down he either stays asleep or wakes up and starts crying.
Is this kind of behavior normal, or is he having colic or some other ailment? What worries me is that there are only 20-30 mins a day when he is awake and calm while not being subject to breastfeeding, holding, or some other kind of interaction. Should I take him to a medical professional?